Same size wheel / rims front and rear

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Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby David Stone » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:23 am

Hi. Im starting my first project. and the first question pops up. Im from Norway by the way. Ok, so I would like to have same wheel size on front and rear wheel and rim. I have a CB 650 original with rims and tiers, What would the best solution be to have the same size on front and rear?

I guess, if I would need a bigger sized rim rear I would have to change the original brakes? or does it exist bolt on solutions for this with ned rim?

If someone har experience with this I would love to know.

David

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby GeorgeSweety » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:36 am

Hello David, has your bike got Comstar or spoked wheels? If they are spoked wheels you could just have the rear hub rebuilt with a larger rim and longer spokes. If you have Comstars I'm not sure if it would even be possible.

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby David Stone » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:58 am

Hi, Its the comstar rims. So if its not possible to use the brakes I got, then maby I should get som disk brakes and a new comstar rim in bigger size?

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby GeorgeSweety » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:20 am

Hi David, so you are looking for a 19 inch rear Comstar wheel? The only Honda's that I know of that use a 19 inch rear wheel are the CRF250/450's and they are spoked wheels. I think that your only real and easier option is to get a set of spoked wheels and have the rear rebuilt with a 19 inch rim. That is of course if a 19 inch wheel would have clearance of your swing arm. I put Comstars on my CB650 Custom as my spoked wheels were in a poor state so I know that the wheels are a straight swap, but my Custom has a single disc brake on the front.

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby David Stone » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:49 am

Thanks for input. I like the comstar rims so I guess I will try to find tiers that will fit and make the size front and rear seem like the same. I have the double disc front breaks. And as you say, I dont think the 19 inch will fit as a rear rim. OR maby the solution will be to go down size on the front wheel, 17 inch and the same rear? How do you put image in this forum?

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby Folsoml » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:17 am

David Stone wrote: How do you put image in this forum?


Hi David!

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby David Stone » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:44 pm

Ahaaa. Thaks. Its nice to add pictures so that it is easy to show or point out what you are talking about :)
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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby David Stone » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:45 pm

this is how the bike is looking like now. Im fixing my garage so it will be ready to come home :) Just bought it.

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby GeorgeSweety » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:47 am

That is a very tidy looking bike David :D I am also building my garage, well a large shed, as I can only work on my bikes when it isn't raining. But with UK weather it always seems to be raining when work needs doing :lol:

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Re: Same size wheel / rims front and rear

Postby David Stone » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:47 am

:lol: so its like the same in Norway. Cold and rain and wind. But I'm lucky to have a garage. Im riding the bike home on Wednesday this week I hope. Its suppose to be nice and sunny.

What bike do you have? Im gonna build this to a cafe racer bike.

When I comes to the tiers I think I only will change the tiers, not the complete wheel and rims.


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